What's New in 2018
Stretching is good for the body but it's also good for the mind. I've done a lot of stretching in my artwork and 2018 should see me doing even more.
I painted my first commission in 2017. It was a dog portrait that my neighbor will be giving to her husband this Christmas. Another first was a self portrait. I had read somewhere a long time ago that you aren't a real artist until you do a self portrait. I don't know that I agree with that statement, but I always felt I should do one just in case it was true. So happy I did it because now I feel confident in doing a portrait of a very dear friend of mine.
I also started painting larger. Up until about six months ago the largest painting I had done was 24" x 24." Now I've "expanded" to 30" x 30" and 36" x 36" and I'm enjoying creating art that big--it's fun and it's great for people with large walls.